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Our world is creating more data than we can process, which presents enormous challenges associated with storage, management and analysis.

You'll learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and prepare to become one of the new breed of data science professionals.

This major will prepare you for a career in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

You'll join a growing industry:

  • The rise of big data means data scientists are now some of the most in-demand professionals in the world.
  • Data scientist was the #7 top emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report).


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data scientist
  • Business analyst
  • Statistical analyst
  • Database developer
  • Research analyst

Average annual salary range

Data Scientist


Average annual salary range

Business Analyst (Computer Systems)


This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Relational Database Systems

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